Société Le Nickel which operates the Caledonian subsoil's ore for 150 years, wants to replace its old oil fired power plant with a coal plant for its energy needs. Environmentalists denounce the harmful effects of this choice for the local population and the granting of public financial support to this non ecofriendly project.
Founded in 1979, the non-profit research organization stands out as the first one to carry out long-term research of cetaceans in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and first to carry out long-term studies of the endangered blue whale in the whole Atlantic Ocean. A fundraising campaign will be launched in March to save MICS that is as part of the Canadian natural heritage.
The Government of Madagascar has created the Indian Ocean island's first sharks sanctuary in an area famous for its marine biodiversity. This is part of a new law to safeguard the country’s marine resources and the communities that rely on them.
U.S. scientists have called for international cooperation to preserve the ecosystems of the deep seabed, whose mineral wealth and fisheries are coveted by manufacturers.
Taiwan Forestry Office announced the creation of a sanctuary to protect the white dolphin of China, an endangered humpback dolphin species. Set up by the end of June, the sanctuary will cover 76,300 hectares along the west coast of the island.
Second tourist destination in the world for manta, Indonesia has created the largest sanctuary in the world to protect this fascinating sea creature is as popular amongst divers for their grace than amongst Chinese for their gills.
Located in Corsica, MYRTE experimental platform has set up the Greenergy Box, a new storage system and energy management developed by Areva. Operating on a coupling of solar panels with a system of hydrogen storage and fuel cell, this installation aims to solve the problems of intermittent solar energy.
With his steel trunk of 8 meters high and its branches from 80 to 100 plastic sheets that serve as mini wind turbines, "l'Arbre à Vent" revolutionizes the traditional image of wind turbines. Aesthetic and silent, this technological innovation offers a new reliable source of energy on a human scale which should promote energy independence of consumers.
Researchers at University of California Berkeley have developed a carpet that will convert waves into usable energy. The team is looking for funding to develop the first pilot plant into the ocean and convince its benefits.